Aloysia gratissima

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Scientific Name Aloysia gratissima USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Beebrush, Whitebrush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Verbenaceae (Verbena) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Habitat: Dry limestone or granitic soils, rocky slopes and limestone bluffs in Central and Southwest Texas.
Plant: Densely-branched shrub 3 to 9 feet tall, grey stems.
Leaves: Elliptic to oblanceolate 1/4 to 1 inch long on short petioles.
Inflorescence: Many small white blossoms, each 1/8 to 3/16-inch wide in numerous erect flower spikes 3/4 to 2-1/2 inches long growing from leaf axils.
Bloom Period: March to October.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist.
Texas Status
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